A. Philip Randolph - Instituted the March on Washington with Martin Luther King
Smith, Charles, 1940-
mixed media cement
Keeping in line with his mission to educate people about the accomplishments of African Americans, Dr. Charles Smith's subject for this cement and found object figure is A. Philip Randolph. Cited by the artist as a "vital part of the movement for equality," Mr. Randolph is most known for organizing the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs. This monumental event is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech to millions that gathered on the National Mall in August of 1963.
The Kohler Foundation Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Kohler Foundation.